Ryan J. Avery, MD

Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Avery holds dual board certification in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Radiology.   He completed fellowships at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and New York University after finishing residency at Albert Einstein University. His clinical work is centered on the fields of molecular imaging and cardiac imaging with a research focus on the diagnosis of new MRI-based applications for the detection and monitoring of cardiac disease. His research also includes investigator roles in multiple clinical trials, and he is an author of multiple peer-reviewed journal publications.

Research Interests: 

Utilization of Cardiac MRI for evaluation of right ventricular disease including pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure. Molecular Imaging agents for early detection of neurodegenerative disease. Treatment response monitoring with PET/CT 

  • MD: Louisiana State University,1996
  • Lousiana State University, 2005-2006
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2006-2009
  • Columbia University, Nuclear Medicine, 2009-2010
  • New York University, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, 2010-2011
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine

Select Publications

In Press

Woodhead, GJ., RA. Avery, and PH. Kuo, Extraosseous Findings and Mechanisms of Uptake in NaF-18 PET/CT, , In Press.
Type of Publication: Journal Article


Khalpey, Z., K. M. Marsh, A. Ferng, I. Bin Riaz, M. Friedman, J. Indik, R. Avery, C. Jokerst, and I. Oliva, "First in man: amniotic patch reduces postoperative inflammation.", Am J Med, vol. 128, issue 1, pp. e5-6, 2015 Jan.
Type of Publication: Journal Article


Kuo, P. H., H. H. Lei, R. Avery, E. A. Krupinski, A. Bauer, S. Sherman, N. McMillan, J. Seibyl, and G. I. Zubal, "Evaluation of an Objective Striatal Analysis Program for Determining Laterality in Uptake of ¹²³I-Ioflupane SPECT Images: Comparison to Clinical Symptoms and to Visual Reads.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 42, issue 2, pp. 105-8, 2014 Jun. PMID: 24627411
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Covington, M. F., E. Krupinski, R. J. Avery, and P. H. Kuo, "Classification schema of symptomatic enterogastric reflux utilizing sincalide augmentation on hepatobiliary scintigraphy.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 42, issue 3, pp. 198-202, 2014 Sep.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Janicek, A. K., R. J. Avery, and P. H. Kuo, "The pinwheel sign: artifact from head rotation during SPECT acquisition for dopamine transporter imaging.", J Nucl Med Technol, vol. 42, issue 1, pp. 75-6, 2014 Mar.
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Davis, M. A., L. R. Scalcione, L. H. Gimber, R. B. Thompson, R. J. Avery, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Paget sarcoma of the pelvic bone with widespread metastatic disease on radiography, CT, MRI, and 18F-FDG PET/CT with pathologic correlation.", Clin Nucl Med, vol. 39, issue 4, pp. 371-3, 2014 Apr.
Type of Publication: Journal Article